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Surveillance photos show a heavyset woman cashing a forged check for $1,311 at Bank of America, 315 Edgefield Rd, on May 6.  Special
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Surveillance photos show a heavyset woman cashing a forged check for $1,311 at Bank of America, 315 Edgefield Rd, on May 6.

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify and locate a woman, who authorities say earlier this month cashed a stolen check at one bank and tried unsuccessfully to cash a second one at another bank, in North Augusta.

On May 6, surveillance photographs show a heavyset woman cash a forged check for $1,311 at the Bank of America, 315 Edgefield Road. On the same day, the woman tried to cash another stolen check for more than $500 at Security Federal Bank.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the woman can contact Investigator Charles Cain at the Aiken County Sheriff's Office: (800) 922-9709. Tipsters also can call Crimestoppers of the Midlands: (888) 559-TIPS. View surveillance photos of the suspect at augustachronicle.com.

Ex-jail officer accused of sexual misconduct

Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have arrested a 27-year-old former corrections officer from Hephzibah accused of having sexual relations with an inmate.

Jesse Reid, who was arrested Wednesday. was in jail Thursday in the McCormick County Detention Center on a charge of sexual misconduct with an inmate. According to the arrest warrant, Mr. Reid is accused of having relations with an inmate in August 2007 at the McCormick Corrections Institution, where he was employed at the time.

Illinois lab signs on to aid laboratory at SRS

Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois has signed a new memorandum of understanding with Savannah River National Laboratory to collaborate on nuclear energy and environmental management research projects.

The Argonne lab holds the greatest concentration of scientists involved in reactor design and fuel separation and processing technologies that will be used in the newest generation of nuclear energy systems.

Savannah River National Laboratory, within Savannah River Site in Aiken County, has specialized facilities for studying highly radioactive materials.

Although the new agreement does not mean any specific job or budget additions to either lab, it could create such opportunities in the future, said SRS spokesman Bruce Cadotte.

Man convicted of killing delivery man

A man accused of fatally shooting an Augusta Chronicle delivery man was convicted on murder charges Thursday.

A Superior Court jury returned a guilty conviction against Donald Hugh "Do-Ball" Gamble Jr., 23, who is accused of killing Quamaine Rickman on July 14, according to Assistant Richmond County District Attorney Adam King.

Mr. Gamble was arrested in Dade County, Fla., in September. He could face life in prison, Mr. King said.

Man gets life in prison for his role in invasion

An Augusta man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for his role in a home invasion.

Judge Carl C. Brown imposed the sentence on Marcus Allen Turner, 22, in connection to the Nov. 16 robbery in which he, his accomplice, Montrelle Lorez Teasley, and the victim were shot, according to Assistant District Attorney Adam King.

Mr. Turner was convicted of armed robbery, aggravated assault, two counts of kidnapping and weapons charges in April.

Businesses report theft, armed robbery

Columbia County sheriff's deputies responded to a theft and armed robbery at two businesses Thursday night.

About 8:15 p.m., two men entered Walgreens drug store at Bobby Jones Expressway and Washington Road in Martinez and snatched money from an unattended cash register, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said. An hour later, four men entered Grand Chinese Buffet on Washington Road in Evans and demanded money from employees, he said, adding that one of the men was armed. No injuries were reported in either case and police were seeking suspects as of 11 p.m., Capt. Morris said.

-- From staff reports

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karmakills123
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karmakills123 05/16/08 - 05:00 am
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"Anyone with information on

"Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the woman can contact Investigator Charles Cain at the Aiken County Sheriff's Office: (800) 922-9709. Tipsters also can call Crimestoppers of the Midlands: (888) 559-TIPS. View surveillance photos of the suspect at augustachronicle.com."......No photos to be found.................

namaste
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namaste 05/16/08 - 05:13 am
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Ha, my thought exactly! How

Ha, my thought exactly! How are ya gonna find someone that's described as heavyset and the only other fact is she was cashing forged checks twice in one day?

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 05/16/08 - 05:53 am
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A RANT for the AC IT staff

A RANT for the AC IT staff who can't seem to get their act together. Reader Comments to the Friday, May 16, 192008 (?) Rants and Raves can not be posted over 3 hours after it was put up.

christian134
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christian134 05/16/08 - 06:14 am
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The photo of this woman was

The photo of this woman was in the paper yesterday afternoon...Check it out.....

Goaliemom1987
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Goaliemom1987 05/16/08 - 06:39 am
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And the photo was on the news

And the photo was on the news all yesterday!

dani
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dani 05/16/08 - 08:08 am
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For the ranter about humming

For the ranter about humming birds, humming birds don't come to our area until around July 4. And, several honey-bee swarms have been found and taken to hives by bee-keepers. Be patient. It's okay.

rufus
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rufus 05/16/08 - 08:12 am
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I can't get laid in a womans

I can't get laid in a womans prison with a hand full of pardons. Jesse can

peonynut
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peonynut 05/16/08 - 08:21 am
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Hummingbirds are here now.

Hummingbirds are here now.

Getitright
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Getitright 05/16/08 - 09:06 am
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Jesse had a

Jesse had a boyfriend......Male and more males....

DoubleD
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DoubleD 05/16/08 - 09:09 am
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Its nice to see all of the

Its nice to see all of the good happenings around the wonderful CSRA.

rufus
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rufus 05/16/08 - 09:11 am
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So Jesse likes one of these

So Jesse likes one of these (o)

DoubleD
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DoubleD 05/16/08 - 09:17 am
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I delcare this to be the

I delcare this to be the Rants and Raves comment section today.

Fire n Ice
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Fire n Ice 05/16/08 - 09:24 am
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Happy Saturday DD! I had a

Happy Saturday DD! I had a rant and a rave but its Saturday so all is on hold until Monday!!!!!!!!!!!

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 05/16/08 - 09:24 am
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DD I'm with you

DD I'm with you

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 05/16/08 - 09:26 am
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Read above about the

Read above about the Chronicle delivery guy...I knew this paper was bad, but that's a bit extreme

Jillian
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Jillian 05/16/08 - 09:58 am
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I agree with the worker who

I agree with the worker who said keep your kids at home if you can't control them. It's ridiculous to see how some adults allow children to behave in a restaurant...and it's totally disgusting, not cute when little johnny thinks every thing on the buffet is "finger food"

I think manager's should put out the adults that allows kids to spread their germs all over the buffet food. It's not only gross, but unsanitary and unhealthy. Take them home and teach them some manners!

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/16/08 - 11:05 am
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Does anyone know if the

Does anyone know if the Thunder over Augusta event at the Augusta Commons this weekend cost anything? What about the Lee Greenwood performance? Nothing was mentioned in the paper about cost but don't want to get down there and realize I'm a little short on cash.

ljc
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ljc 05/16/08 - 11:42 am
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Go to

Go to www.thunderoveraugusta.com for all the details including a map for events.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 05/16/08 - 02:08 pm
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The check cashing woman is

The check cashing woman is Regina Padgett according to another article.

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SCEagle Eye 05/16/08 - 07:34 pm
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Looks like the Savannah River

Looks like the Savannah River National Lab is hooking its wagon to the controversial big-government reprocessing program. That's a risky deal as the disastrous Bush Administration heads out the door. Maybe this political play should be reconsidered. For those of you who don't know, South Carolina could end up as the dumping ground for spent nuclear fuel if this program goes forward. Ain't no private support for reprocessing, it's a big-government socialist disaster. Correct me if I'm wrong. I'm feeling like the public here won't stand for dumping spent fuel and high level waste and more plutonium on South Carolina. SRNL is throwing down the gauntlet to those who oppose such costly big-government programs which also harm the environment. Come to a forum in Columbia on May 30 to discuss this issue further: http://www.carolinapeace.org/content/view/1203/1/

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